When I first heard about powdered peanut butter, I thought I could transform my favorite cookies, noodle dishes, and even sandwiches into low-fat, super-healthy versions of the originals. I bought a jar online, followed the directions to mix the powder with water and tasted it. That’s when I closed the jar and hid it in the back of my cupboard. It wasn’t that bad, but I had trouble finding a use that wouldn’t make me miss real peanut butter. The flat paste lacked everything that made peanut butter great – fat, sugar, and salt.
However, that was until I found one amazing use for the stuff.
When I broke down and bought a blender, I suddenly was making smoothies daily. I’d usually start with a base of bananas and add in frozen strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. One day I was out of frozen berries and started brainstorming what could make a banana smoothie a little more interesting. Peanut butter was the immediate choice, but I had just finished off a jar.
I tried a spoonful of the powdered stuff and it wasn’t bad. Actually, the easy-to-spoon texture and quick blending consistency was almost preferable. It gave a hit of peanut butter flavor, just enough to complement the banana.
What’s your favorite use for powdered peanut butter?
(Image credits: Faith Durand)